Thought for the day 27th of December

There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom.

Let me give you an example: Knowledge is realising that you are about to cross a one-way street; wisdom is checking both ways anyway before crossing. The knowledgeable people will be safe from getting hit by a car, so long as everyone else is like them – knowledgeable i.e. not going to drive the wrong way down the street, whereas the wise people should always be safe.

Thought for the day

3 Responses

  • I agree with you and I can add that it doesn’t matter how much you know, it is more important how you use your knowledge.

  • Thanks for the inspiration – and here is a related thought from Walt Whitman:

    “Wisdom is not finally tested in schools;
    Wisdom cannot be pass’d from one having it, to another not having it;
    Wisdom is of the Soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof,
    Applies to all stages and objects and qualities, and is content…”

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